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Hi there,

I am planning on building an more or less not visible PC build inside my IKEA Kallax shelf.
At the moment I use an Core V1 from Thermaltake inside that Kallax like you see below:



But I cannot get the cooling performance I would like to get out of it. So I want to use all the Space that i got an try to achieve an better solution.

So here are my current components:
Current Setup:
Case: Core V1
PSU: SilverStone SST-SX500-LG v 2.0
Motherboard: MSI Z97i Gaming ACK
CPU: Intel Core I7 4790k
CPU-Cooler: Rajinitek Pallas
GPU: EVGA GTX 1070 FTW
SSD: 2x Samsung Evo 256gb
HDD: WD Green 1TB



As I am not that good with any CAD you will now see my ****ty first approach with Sketchup smile.gif Anyways I used existing components, so they might not be the ones I will use but I tried to be as accurate as possible smile.gif



As you see here the Hydro H100i is mounted the wrong way round but i didnt found an already existing one biggrin.gif.
Anyways I will soon do one only squares that fit exactly my build.
As my Kallax is about 5cm away from the wall I use the overlapping part of the middle plate to seperate the intake (bottom chamber) and the exaust. I might add some something to the sides to direct the airflow.



Here u see the back of my build... After thinking about it, I will replace the 140mm fan with an 120mm, as i then have more space in the top chamber to fit everthing in there.

As I am not started building and still at the planning stage please leave your feedback wink.gif

And did anyone ever tride to change the direction of the PSU fan so it will be an intake?
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And did anyone ever tride to change the direction of the PSU fan so it will be an intake?
You can open the PSU (voiding any warranty) unscrew the fan from the case, flip it around and screw it back into the case.
But you do realize that you will be blowing warm air into your case?
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You can open the PSU (voiding any warranty) unscrew the fan from the case, flip it around and screw it back into the case.
But you do realize that you will be blowing warm air into your case?

Yes sure I realized that already, although I think it wont make that big of an impact, I just want to have enough airflow smile.gif
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Overhauled the case to use the real components sizes and to make it better smile.gif
Also I added a cutout for the Front I/O an I calculated the Wood cost. I will use the 12mm thick wood.
As I/O I will go for the Lian Li I/O

So here is the estimated cost:

Wood: ~3 * 0,66m2 ~ 2m² * 10€ = 20€
Front: I/O: 29€
Fans: Additional 2 Nactua NF F12 ~20€*2
Motherboard Standoffs: Amazon ~6€
L-Brackets: Amazon ~7€ + Amazon ~10€
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~112 € (72€ without Noctua fans)

Everthing else I have lying around here, like the AIO-Watercooler, some other screws etc.
Also I am thinking to save money to take a simple switch but i am not sure about that, as i dont want to give up my front usb-ports smile.gif
Maybe I am using the stock Aircoolers on my Swifttech AIO. Also I will get so rubber foots to reduce the vibration between the case and the actual kallax.


Alright, the only thing i might think about in the following is the radiator placement. I might move it further to the right side of the case so that my Swifttech fits smile.gif. But thats about it. I will begin the build sometime after easter smile.gif




Edited by Para94 - 4/11/17 at 3:49pm
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